Giancarlo Brusati was both a noted fencer and sports administrator. In competition, he won two European épée titles (1931 and 1933), as well as the Italian Championships in 1931. At the Berlin Olympics, he was a member of the victorious Italian épée team. In 1961, Brusati was named vice-president of the Italian Fencing Federation, a position he held until 1981. He was then chosen as president of the Fédération Internationale d’Escrime (FIE, 1981-1984). In 1987 Brusati was awarded the Chevalier Feyerick Trophy by the FIE. In honor of his sporting achievements, he was also awarded a Gold Medal by the Italian Olympic Committee.